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Gene M. Buckno, CPA

In Memoriam - 1940 - April 14, 2023

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A native of the Lehigh Valley, Gene graduated from Liberty High School, Bethlehem, and received a BA degree from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

In 1961, he joined the firm of Campbell and Grey, qualified as a CPA in 1964 and accepted partnership in that firm in 1968. Gene has been a Shareholder of Buckno Lisicky & Company since its inception in 1969 and has held the office of President of the firm. His expertise and leadership have set the high standards that distinguish Buckno Lisicky & Company.

Gene and his spouse, Marcia, live in Allentown and enjoy golf, sporting events and investing.

Professional Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    • Appointed to Political Leadership Cabinet in 1998 – one of 23 nationwide
    • Elected to three-year term on Council
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
    • Past President and Vice President
    • Past Chairman of State Committee on Management of an Accounting Practice
    • Chairman of State Committee on Federal Taxation
    • Past Member of Legislation Committee
    • Elected to Council, served on Ethics Committe
  • Lehigh Valley Chapter of PICPA
    • Past President, Treasurer, Secretary and Executive Committee member
  • Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh Valley
    • Past President, Treasurer, Secretary and Executive Committee member
  • Certified Public Accountant’s Political Action Committee (CPA-PAC)
    • Past Chairman of CPA-PAC Board of Trustees
    • Past Member of Board of Trustees
  • Pennsylvania Board of Accountancy
    • Nominated by Governor Thornburgh in 1983 for a four-year appointment
    • Served as Chairman and Vice Chairman

Community Involvement

  • President, Board member, past Treasurer and past Vice President of the Kiwanis Foundation of West Allentown
  • Past Campaign Treasurer for Girls’ Club of Allentown building drive
  • Past Treasurer of the Advisory Board for the Allentown Salvation Army
  • Board Member of the Kiwanis Club of West Allentown
  • President’s Council of DeSales University Allentown
  • Cathedral of St. Catherine of Sienna Planned Giving Sub-Committee
  • Past Chairman of Trexler-Lehigh County Game Preserve Finance Task Force
  • Treasurer of numerous political campaigns